Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 24 - The Chemistry of Life: Organic and Biological Chemistry - Additional Exercises - Page 1089: 24.90c


Two chiral carbon atoms are present in this molecule.

Work Step by Step

A chiral carbon has four different groups or atoms attached to it. This molecule has two chiral carbon atoms present. The second carbon from the right has $-CH_{3}$, $-H$, $-C_{2}$$H_{5}$, $NH_{2}$-$C$-$COOH$. Also third carbon from the right has -$H$, $-NH_{2}$, $COOH$ and $-CH$$(CH_{3})$$(C_{2}H_{5}$).
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